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post #1 of 144 Old 04-06-2009, 07:29 PM Thread Starter
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thought it might be interesting to see what cars everybody has had over the years...

I shall start us off

Metro 1.0
MG Metro
Corsa 1.2
Corsa SRI
Fiesta 1.1
Fiat Panda (had this for 3 months bought it for 30)
Orion 1.8i Ghia
BMW 318is
Golf V6 4 Motion
Mg ZTT (190)
Golf 1.6
2.0 C-Max

My fav would be between the BMW and the Golf 4motion. The golf was the quickest car i have ever driven.
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post #2 of 144 Old 04-06-2009, 07:37 PM
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Right are you ready for this... I've been driving since July 1988.... Woo hooo

Fiat 126 (650cc of italian stallion, with a huge 26BHP)
Vauxhall Chevette (1256cc)
Renault 5 (1300cc)
Ford Cortina L Mk4 AUTO (1.6)
Vauxhall Nova (1.0 Spin)
Rover 213 (brought for 100 off my granddad. bless his sole)
Ford Fiesta (1.3)
Nissan Primera (1.6)
Vauxhall Zafira(2.0 DTI)
Ford C-MaxGhia (2.0 petro)
Ford Fiesta Mk6Zetec (1.4 petrol)
Escort RS2000 (2.0 petrol)

My favourites have been the Chevette (RWD) and I still regret selling that, the C-Max and the RS2000 is my absolute fav.
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Chee<font color=RED>RS</font>, Roy

<font size=\"1\">2006 - 2 litre Ghia in Sea Grey, and Escort RS2000</font>
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post #3 of 144 Old 04-06-2009, 09:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wicked selection on cars there. Loving the fiat126
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post #4 of 144 Old 04-06-2009, 09:42 PM
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H3ll yeah......

The 126 was given to my sister as a present.... She didn't drive it for ages as worked for Fraud at the time and had a company Sierra () She gave it to me when I passed my driving test on the basis thatit needed some work to get it through the 'next' MOT.

500 later, so body work repairs andcheap respray and old girl was racing through the streets of Basingstoke..... Flat out top speed of 72mph..... , 0-62 in about 45minutes if I was lucky. Oh forgot to mention it was 'Canary Yellow' with racing stripes.

http://www.fiat126.co.uk/ (Just in case any of you are too young to know what this car was like)
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<font size=\"1\">2006 - 2 litre Ghia in Sea Grey, and Escort RS2000</font>
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post #5 of 144 Old 04-07-2009, 01:55 AM
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Passed my test 31 years ago this week

Triumph Stag
Golf GTI MK1
" MK3
Renault Fuego Turbo
VW Polo Coupe (Blueprinted)
Ford Sierra Cosworth (1979 Aston V8 Vantage at weekends)
Audi Quattro
Volvo T5R Estate
MG Montego (track day car)
RangeRover Classic Vouge 1985
Lexus GS Sport
RangeRover Classic Vouge SE 1989 (still got)
Ford C-Max 2004 2.0 TDCI & Mercedes A - Class 1.6 (still got )
Chrysler 300C Estate

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post #6 of 144 Old 04-07-2009, 03:40 AM
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Vauxhall Nova - 1ltr - Got broke into had to scrap

Hyundai pony - 1.4ltr - I crashed it

Austin Maestro - 1.4ltr - Just fell apart

Pegeout - 1.6ltr - I crashed it

Ford fiesta - 1ltr - Sold it

Ford escort - 1.4ltr - Traded it

Vauxhall Corsa - 1.2ltr - Traded it

Ford focus - 1.6ltr - Got Robbed

Ford mondeo - 2ltr - Thanks to cowboy sprayers at bristol street motors I was asked to surrender it and pick another car ,

Ford Focus C max - 1.8ltr - In my garage Never really used

Pegeout 106 - 1.5ltr - What a car I get 320 miles on 20 worth of diesal

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post #7 of 144 Old 04-07-2009, 06:32 PM
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I passed my test in a VW beetle in 1958, started off with a 1936 Morris 10 with built in hydraulic jacks! next was a 1935 Riley Falcon with fluid flywheel and preselect gearbox, and headlamps like buckets, used to do the overnight run from Lossiemouth to Ely Cambs. took about 23 hours, fun to drive. Since then through Minis , Cortinas, Vauxhall Firenza, Renaults various, Rovers old and new, Jaguars old style XJS's, Honda CRV traded it for a Civic type R, lovely little car, Primera, Mitsubishi Charisma, Peugeots and now C-Max. Probably some I have forgotten, Must have cost me thousands over the years, but I have enjoyed driving every one of them.
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post #8 of 144 Old 04-07-2009, 07:58 PM
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OK, here goes:[list=1][*]1934 Morris 8 - 5. I swear one of the pistons was made of wood! Had a phenomenal oil consumption, had to carry cans of oil around with me. Never broke down;[*]1935 Riley Falcon - 7 10s. Preselector gearbox and automatic (centrifugal) clutch. Stopped by police at a roadblock in N Devon (Black Cat Crossroads) one day after Great Train Robbery. Searched car but not the boot! Car wouldn't start so cops had to push it up a slight slope. Very heavy car. Never broke down, though dynamo never really worked and I had to use a relay of batteries;[*]1935 Morris 8 - 7. Returned to seller after serious crack in chassis discovered. I had bought it in the dark!![*]1935 Riley Kestrel Six. Never broke down;[*]1953 Riley 1.5. Never broke down;[*]1934 Riley 9 Kestrel. Preselector gearbox, automatic clutch, knobs on floor by driver to adjust both foot and hand-brakes; knob under steering column to send a squirt of oil to all chassis and steering lubricatioin points. Broke down once because I ignored the warning 'ticks' from the electric SU fuel pump;[*]1955 Riley 1.5. Never broke down;[*]1966 Rover 2000. Great car, bit underpowered, but the rust got it;[*]1976 Renault 5. Not bad, but it died from rust at 60,000 miles (but two of the original Michelins were OK). Broke down on M3 at night - cooling expansion vessels should not be glass![*]A Mk III Cortina - vile car;[*]1968 VW Beetle. Great car, but a bit basic. Never broke down;[*]1979 Audi 100 GL5. Kept having trouble with blocked injectors. Eventually found out it was caused by a rusting pipe from fuel filler cap to the tank. I found out when I noticed my shoes were wet! Never broke down;[*]1989 Mitsubishi Colt 1500 GLX. New! Broke down once - carb jet blocked;[*]1992 Ford Transit SWB 2 litre petrol. I loved this! Never broke down;[*]1995 Ford Fiesta 1.6 Ghia. Not bad, but crappy equipment level even though a Ghia. Broke down - seized front offside brake caliper;[*]2005 Focus C-Max. Current car.Also:[list=1][*]1978 Honda 250 Super Dream. OK, but anonymous;[*]1979 Moto Guzzi Le Mans MkII 850. Great, but uncomfortable. Took a spill on this one;[*]1980 Ducati Darmah 900. Straight through Conti pipes made a beautiful noise, at night you could see flames if you lookde up them;[*]1980 Moto Guzzi Spada Royale. A bit of a tractor;[*]1983 Ducati Pantah 500. Great looking bike, but a bit underpowered;[*]1990 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic. Absolutely great! Had some fabulous trips in France with this. At one hotel the proprieter asked the British owner of a BMW 7 to take his car out of the garage so I could get the bike in.Cheers

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post #9 of 144 Old 04-08-2009, 03:19 PM
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Have I got some catching up to do!

1. B reg BL Mini Mayfair - Mustard yellow

2. C reg BL Mini Mayfair - Metallic blue
A spookie story about this below!

3. H reg Vauxhall Nova 1.2 LS - White

4. M reg Vauxhall Cavalier 1.6 LS - Black

5. X reg Vauxhall Vectra 1.8 LS - Black

6. M reg Mitsubishi Delica 2.8TD Super Exceed - Blue over Grey

7. 54 reg Focus C-Max 2.0 TDCi Ghia - Metalic Blue (Main family car)

8. W Reg Skoda Felicia 1.3 Classic - Red (Station Hopper!)

And while I did not own it, my wife also owned a old Y reg Mini City!

Spookie story: Where I grew up, in Putney SW London, there still is a London Mini centre hence the two Minis. The first I bought off my Mum which she bought from the Mini centre and the second I traded in also at the Mini Centre. The spookie bit, My wife worked on the railwayas well as her dad and her Uncle. After going out a few months and getting engaged we got chatting only to find that before joing the railway, here dad used to own a shop. Not any old shop, but a car shop... Yep they owned they owned the London Mini centre at the time both my Mum and I bought both Mini's
Who would of known that some 8 years later, we would be together!!!!
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Not quite as long a list as M4sis but here goes:

1989 Nissan Micra 1.0 LS (I didn't want this at first, but gave in and found it was a great first car!) Bought for 850, traded in for 1000!

1996 Peugeot 306 1.9 XLdT (Cheap powerful motoring when young!)

1998 Peugeot 306 2.0 XSi (Fantastically fun car, loved it, couple of electrical gliches, hey its French!) Rolled it into a ditch, gutted.

1992 Ford Escort 1.4 Ghia estate (cheap after trashing the 306, good for chucking my canoeing gear in the back)

1999 Ford Mondeo 1.8 Zetec

2001 Lexus IS200 Sport (Loved it, all JD Power say is true!, just couldn't afford to run it.)

2000 Ford Mondeo 2.0 Ghia (Crap car, needed a cheapy as the Lexus was traded in for the Mrs' MINI Cooper

2002 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI Ghia X (Great car, more toys than the Lexus, more practicality than the Lexus, 1/3 cost of the Lexus, 1/3 the fun of the Lexus!!)

The Mrs MINI sold for the C-Max. Collected today, 2004 1.8 Ghia.

I've had my fair share of cars and have enjoyed it, but spent far too much money on them!

Me - 2002 Mondeo 2.0 TDCi 130 Ghia X (Panther Black)
Mrs - 2004 C-Max 1.8 Ghia (Panther Black)
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